Sun Love


Sun Love

 

Can you imagine what would happen to a tree if it didn’t get sunlight? The sun is absolutely necessary for most trees to grow and flourish. It is needed for photosynthesis to happen, and in turn sugar is produced, which feeds the tree oxygen and then is released into the air (source). We need oxygen to breathe – to live.

The above piece serves as a spiritual allegory for me. When the sun doesn’t shine, I’m weak and droopy. My colors aren’t vibrant, but more like monochrome and depressive. I need the sun. When I’m far from it I suffer depression. I get tired and fatigued. I get irritable.

I want to be that big, lush, tall, strong, mature, beautiful tree. I guess that means I need to keep turning my face toward the sun and allow it to do its work.

How about you?

 

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45 thoughts on “Sun Love

  1. It’s a wonderful analog between your spirituality and the tree, Staci. Like anything needing sustenance, our souls do as well, and can be figuratively starved if its life force is shadowed by the material world or by other forces. There’s nothing quite so invigorating than to be awash in the sun!

    • Awww, thanks Rob. I love the analogies hidden in nature between the physical and the spiritual.
      “Like anything needing sustenance, our souls do as well, and can be figuratively starved if its life force is shadowed by the material world or by other forces.”
      –Love this
      Yes, I agree. I really feel the difference when the sun is shining. I’m a sun girl all the way. Good think I live in Brazil eh (I had to add the eh to place some attention on the fact that I’m Canadian πŸ™‚ hehehe)

  2. Beautiful analogy, Staci. Is the tree artwork one of your mixed media pieces? Do you do them by hand or digitally? I’m such the Son powered girl πŸ™‚

    • Hehe. Thanks Kirsten. Yes, it’s week three of this five week class thing I’m doing. I did all the art work by hand, and then digitally put the poem over it. So then, the artwork is faded in order to act more like a background for the poem.
      Hehehe, you caught that eh. That’s exactly what I meant in the last couple of lines. I too am a Son powered girl.
      πŸ™‚

      • Im loving the srtwork you are doing for your class!! It looks like you are really enjoying it!! Yes, i did catch it ☺️. I’m looking forward to seeing your next couple of art pieces!!!

  3. Nature is our second nature…it needs constant nurturing.

    Sun and Trees are so much a part of nature that we take it for granted…we understand and appreciate only in it’s absence or when in shortage….in summer when the sun is in it’s peak we avoid and hide from sun, and when in rainy season or winter the sun is missing or weak, we search for it…trees without sunlight, means that no existence of human beings. Tough to imagine…

    Lovely and profound thoughts!!!

    • Hi Nihar. Oh yes, it’s true. Nature does need constant nurturing, and nourishment I might add.
      I like to think of this piece as a spiritual analogy for my life. I never used to believe in God while I was growing up. It wasn’t until I started asking all those questions that we all ask: “Where did I come from?” “What is my purpose in life?” “Why are people frightened of death?” “Where am I going when I die?” That’s when I started seeking truth. What I have learned is that I was in darkness. I was dead in spirit. I was trying to find inner peace and satisfaction through temporal and material things. It never worked. I asked Jesus into my heart when I was 20 and my life went from night to day. It was like I had just been born. Born spiritually that is. So then, when thinking of the sun and it’s effect on the growth of a tree, I think of how God’s ‘Son’ is essential for my growth, and nourishment of my spirit. That by turning my focus toward the ‘Son’ I will become strong, beautiful, healthy and whole. Oh, I know that all people don’t believe as I do. This is just what this poem means to me.
      Thanks so much Nihar for your comment. I’m glad we have these deeper conversations together.
      πŸ™‚

    • Hehehe, thanks Timi. I was really inspired as I was considering the growth process of the tree and my personal study during my quiet times.
      Thanks
      πŸ™‚

    • Hehe. Thanks Neha. Yes, I’m telling you, it’s a good thing I live in a sunny country. I can’t handle much of Canada, specifically Vancouver anymore.
      πŸ™‚ ❀

    • I love the sun. It does wonders for the serotonin levels in my brain. The best I have ever been emotionally was when I lived in India. Only one day did it cloud over during my stint there. Brazil is good for that, although there are times during winter where it will cloud over and rain for a week or two. Those are my down days.
      πŸ™‚

  4. A beautiful post Staci πŸ™‚
    And yes in a way we are like trees.
    I take my energy from the sun in part as it’s natural to feel your spirit lift when the skies are clear. But when I’m feeling down, no amount of sun can work alone and I need the sea to ease my soul
    ❀ ❀

    • Ohhhh, I hear you M.T. I also get very down, and no amount of sun can bring me up in times like those. I love this: “I need the sea to ease my soul” Beautiful expression. The sea to ease the soul and to cry as loud as I can where no one can hear me.
      πŸ™‚ ❀

  5. Love this allegory, my friend. Also, the formation of the poem is stunning both visually and in the message it carries. You’re growing so beautifully with the artwork, I am so very happy about it! πŸ™‚ ❀
    I know that depressing feeling – when the Sun isn't out, as I am very much experiencing so. The day and evening are all the same..it's like we're stuck in a loop. The weather must be sunnier there, right?

    • Ohhhhh, thank you so much sweetie.
      I sooooooo need the sun. Oh my gosh, I really do. I can truly empathize with you. When I’m in Canada during the winter/Christmas season, I have a hard time. I even started writing a song on depression when I was there once.
      Yes, the weather is sunnier here. And much warmer. We’re almost into our summer now. Yeah!
      Hope you’re doing well today.
      πŸ™‚ ❀

    • Awwwwww, thank you so much Prior. I love this. I actually checked out that site from the link on your blog. Super cool. I still have it open actually. I always have tons of tabs open. Especially now with the season and very little time. So much to do, so little time.
      Merry Christmas to you and your family.
      πŸ™‚

      • well some folks have told me that they cannot save images – so we have just been making the image (add the picture) and then taking a screen shot and saving that as our image. It works really easy too. πŸ™‚

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